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Palitoy landfill

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby FETT1973 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:09 am

x-wingMark wrote:Reading this thread was great, I think it sums the main reason we collect which is the hope of finding the toys we saw & had as kids. The excitement of going out to get vintage Star Wars. The hunt of finding some thing you want is half the fun in my book. :)



I agree.
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby FETT1973 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:12 am

Darth Bobby wrote:Ha ha ha what a great thread! I reckon it'd sound impossible until you remember the Atari film and that sounded impossible until they did it! Star Wars is so hot at the moment I'm surprised local news or something wouldn't cover it? Don't know why but 40 year old toys in a hole somewhere in the midlands is such a good story it needs more investigation. Does anyone know a psychic who could dowse for energy? What about that giant X Ray machine they used to descover the underground pyramid in Egypt? Such a great story. I wonder how many are down there?


I reckon that if something was put into motion and enquiries started getting made it would draw media attention.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby PulsarP » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:02 pm

Just read these pages, amazing thread.
I was totally up for assisting both time wise and financially with any possible project regarding a possible dig.
Like somebody said, if nothing was found, it would be a great excuse for a different kind of meet up with fellow collectors and wind down in the pub and Indian afterwards 8)

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Looking for any Palitoy logo esp. 30, 41 and 45a.
Also looking for any 20back droids and cantina aliens on any cardback.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby AL_Bundy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:39 pm

I only live about 10 miles away :D
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby PulsarP » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:07 pm

AL_Bundy wrote:I only live about 10 miles away :D


Are you trying to tell us you already have the stuff? :P
Looking for any Palitoy logo esp. 30, 41 and 45a.
Also looking for any 20back droids and cantina aliens on any cardback.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby FETT1973 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:29 am

I only live in Leicester so I'd be up for a little trip out there.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby AL_Bundy » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:53 pm

PulsarP wrote:
AL_Bundy wrote:I only live about 10 miles away :D


Are you trying to tell us you already have the stuff? :P


I wish mate , and I am tempted to get my wellington boots on and get the shovel out :D
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby scott82 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:32 pm

Just read through this thread what an interesting read, I'd certainly get my boots on and grab a spade! :)
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Palitoy landfill documentary

Postby mattholt76 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:13 pm

Hello to all on this thread.

I'm a Leicester based (born & bred!) filmmaker. I mainly work in corporate films as that's where the money is but to keep sane
I make short documentaries on youtube about subjects that I'm interested in and that I think have a wide audience. They are quite high quality
and the kind of thing that probably could be on TV, you can see here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/mglmedia

A friend of mine told me the "Palitoy Landfill legend" and I thought it would make a great short film. To get the ball rolling I have filmed Matt Fox at
"May The Toys Be With You" exhibition which has come "home" to New Walk Museum in Leicester. I then started doing some research and found you guys
& it seems some of you have already thought the subject might make an interesting film too.

It seems Kenner always gets the focus in the Star Wars toy documentary field which I think leaves a gap for a homegrown film with a sense of humour.
For example as a tag line "They found a king under a car park, now they are looking for The Emperor"
Obviously it will be done with affection for the subject, my late gran worked at Palitoy in the Action Man days as they lived in Coalville . I collected the toys in their heyday but I'm no expert these days... now it won't be a "serious" film about how they were made, more a light-hearted caper of a treasure hunt with the story of the fall & rise of the toys post 1985 as a sub narrative. I also want to cover the "value" now of the figures, how what was once trash is now treasure

So I'm looking for Star Wars toys fans who are interested in taking up the challenge to try and find this legendary landfill once and for all, and be filmed unfolding the story
and becoming detectives/Star Wars Time team. I can't promise a satisfactory conclusion, but I think telling the story & tracking down Palitoy employees who may have been involved in the disposal. We know of Bob Brechen

These things can take time to make as they are self funded & fit around day jobs. If it looks like we are gathering a lot of great interviews and footage and it looks more like a feature than a short then it could be crowdfunded perhaps.

Drop me a line on here or I can post my email (if that's allowed on here) it's early days but we have stuff in the can and a lot of people I talk to locally love
the idea of this film. All the best Matt.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby Bossk » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:13 pm

Where do we sign up????? :)

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby mr_palitoy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:42 pm

Sent you a PM Matt.

Good luck!

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:40 pm

Matt, sounds fun. You need to speak to Laurence Dyer, who's a member here. I'll flag this thread to him.

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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby AL_Bundy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:58 pm

I live locally in Loughborough so would be willing to help with the digging.
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby AL_Bundy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:59 pm

PulsarP wrote:
AL_Bundy wrote:I only live about 10 miles away :D


Are you trying to tell us you already have the stuff? :P
I wish mate.
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Re: Palitoy landfill

Postby Mini99 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:10 pm

I would suggest that you contact Laurence Dyer as he knows more than most on this.
Good luck with this exciting project.


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